@JosephKahn On the right - my storyboard. On the left - after it has been Dan Fraga'd https://t.co/T2x0WRJPsV 1 day 3 hours ago
@Diddy RT : Diddy's 'Making the Band' is returning to MTV 🚨 https://t.co/OcMxApp0ZX 9 hours 54 min ago
@Diddy Thank you and for putting this on my radar! Love 13 hours 30 min ago
@Diddy Sending you nothing but LOVE and POSITIVE VIBES on this beautiful Sunday morning. 🖤 https://t.co/Hhxiy6NJWs 1 day 16 hours ago
@questlove RT : I’ve tweeted it before & I’ll tweet it again? Does anyone give a damn about the preservation of black music history… https://t.co/4djRuPiciO 13 hours 36 min ago
@JosephKahn RT : This particular comment did not age well https://t.co/4F8KSA6Fvj 1 day 21 hours ago
@questlove yes the impossible meat based sandwich is indeed plantbased. currently searching for a vegan cheese to make this mi… https://t.co/AcmX3kaeGK 9 hours 9 min ago
@A_Listermann So the power is completely out for going on an hour in 90048. why is this happening AGAIN? It’s n… https://t.co/AkCeaOFLBe 1 hour 29 min ago
@florencemachine Thank you London ♥️ 📸 Lillie Eiger https://t.co/C0kfWVkoCA 20 hours 16 min ago
@questlove i wish i could bottle up that feeling & energy. a time when people let an experienced song expert drive the car & s… https://t.co/63FmitTyjb 9 hours 12 min ago
@JosephKahn Pit bulls will attack you with kisses...for 45 minutes until your dad is dead. What a fucking moron. https://t.co/GykiCHKnJu 1 day 20 hours ago
@dougstern RT : “It’s a folk singer’s job to comfort disturbed people and disturb comfortable people.” Happy birthday ! https://t.co/RD2vEpKnOs 1 day 7 hours ago
@JosephKahn The ultimate goal of Jeff Bezos is to kill Superman. https://t.co/wpOxxQqOEW 14 hours 12 min ago
@jus10p The world needs more feminist heroes. https://t.co/pPbNEruJA9 14 hours 41 min ago
@questlove "i" "got" "no" "clue" 🤷🏾‍♂️ https://t.co/6pE7lfFLrd 9 hours 26 min ago

Jil Hardin

Breaking The Internet with Director Joseph Kahn and Power/Rangers

Not many have the ability to break the internet. Kim Kardashian, of course, but also director Joseph Kahn, who has unleashed the R-Rated fan-film homage to Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers you never knew you wanted, while also opening a potential WW3 in fair use laws...

This latest "bootleg" from producer Adi Shankar, who previously made The Punisher as bad-ass as he always shoulda been, pivots on a perfect premise: What if you viewed the Power Rangers as the story of child soldiers enscripted to fight a horribly awful war, and what happens to those kids when they grow up amidst that insanity. Suddenly, a colorful and ridiculous TV show suddenly seems like downright evil.

Welcome to POWER/RANGERS, which lets Joseph Kahn loose to make the sci-fi gorefest that he should be getting millions upon millions to make for worldwide domination. Instead, you need to content yourself with this short freebie — which looks it cost a pretty penny — and hope you can handle Kahn Unbound. If you're a fan of his Spaghetti Western romp "Knights Of Cydonia" but wished it weren't boxed in by having to be a music video for Muse, this is for you. If you like your sci-fi with a touch of ultra-violence and just the right amount of ADD, this is for you. And, perhaps most importantly, if you're a fan of sticking a middle-finger to the many inconsistencies of copyright law, then this is definitely for you.

One entity apparently not enamored by this revisionist homage is Saban Capial Group, which owns the Power Rangers rights. Based on the flurry of takedown notices — see this explanation of DMCA legalities that foreced Vimeo to remove the video, —  Saban seems to be deadset on getting it removed from the Internet, which of course means that it will just get bigger and bigger.

The real fun will come if and when Saban decides to use the courts to determine whether Power/Rangers is parody or satire, fan film or professional creation, or just another example of how the Internet is making copyright laws increasingly irrelevent and unenforceable.

Pass the popcorn. This could be good.

Britney Spears "Perfume" (Joseph Kahn, dir.)

Director Joseph Kahn constructs a tale of two loves in this unexpected video from Britney Spears. "Perfume" is Britney unguarded — favoring a soaring, yet barbed ballad that's worlds away from her recent electro facades — with a video that does away with the occasional superhero and dominatrix motifs she's used in the past: This is the pop star at her most vulnerable, but still stronger than ever.